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When our clients challenge us, and it’s not what you think…

September 18, 2018

 By Ben Weinberger, Accelerator Development at Slingshot After 15 programs for over a dozen tier one corporate partners we have firmly proven the theory that Startups connecting with corporates are a valuable part of a corporate innovation strategy. Our clients now have new products, new investments, a more agile view on their own business and…

Slingshot Newsletter for Corporate Innovators – August 2018

August 28, 2018

Caltex Spark Accelerator announces outcomes with 75% of their Startups reaching a commercial deal or pilot.

Slingshot Newsletter for Startups – August 2018

August 15, 2018

Are you a travel, tourism, entertainment or leisure based Startup looking to scale globally? Backed by the QLD Government and Amadeus, Slingshot is running a Brisbane and Cairns based accelerator. Just 4 days left to apply, is this for you? Horizons Accelerator Calling all regional Startups! Slingshot is coming to Newcastle and is looking for all…

Slingshot Newsletter – June 2018

June 7, 2018

HCF Catalyst through the eyes of HCF employees HCF Catalyst through the eyes of HCF employees Its clear that HCF Catalyst has made a deeper impact than just finding and working with health tech Startups. At the recent Demo Day in Sydney, Sheena Jack, CEO of HCF recognised how much of an impact the program…

What Startups and Corporates should know about working with each other

May 30, 2018

 By Hugh Bickerstaff, Chief Investment Officer at Investible The pressure on corporates to optimise their current operations while simultaneously building their business for tomorrow is being felt more than ever. Disruption is occurring everywhere and the rate and impact of emerging technologies is phenomenal, so massive in fact that even understanding and predicting what their…

What’s all the hype? Why do Corporates work with Startups?

May 21, 2018

 By Ben Hutt, Chief Program Director, Slingshot Accelerator Working with Startups can create real, long lasting impacts on a Corporate’s transformational journey. Having been involved in some of the most high profile Australian Accelerators like Qantas AVRO, HCF Catalyst and Caltex Spark, the reasons why Corporates are seeking Startup interaction go beyond finding new tech.…

QLD Government backed ‘Horizons Accelerator’ helped Brisbane Airport Corporation learn to innovate

May 17, 2018

 By Ben Hutt, Chief Program Director, Slingshot Accelerator A major boost for regional entrepreneurship, ‘Horizons’ was the first accelerator program of a three-year engagement with the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative. Last year, Slingshot Accelerator won this grant to run the Horizons Accelerator to support the development of local Startup talent and tourism. Given the…

Startups need customers and corporates have them but how do you engage?

May 8, 2018

 By Ben Hutt, Chief Program Director, Slingshot Accelerator Being a Startup founder requires many skills, but one that’s often lacking in early stages is real experience and knowledge of mature B2B sales processes. This often means founders struggle to achieve early traction with corporate customers, and waste time with ineffective sales engagements. ​Having accelerated more…

Why the customer experience is everything when it comes to travel

April 26, 2018

By Steve Hui, Chief Executive, iFLYflat and Qantas AVRO mentor Last month I was fortunate enough to travel around the Middle East. As I was making my way from Muscat (the capital of Oman) to Dubai, I couldn’t help but reflect on how different my travel experience was from my first trips many years ago. Not…

Slingshot confirmed #1 accelerator in Australia

April 24, 2018

By Trent Bagnall, Co Founder, Slingshot Accelerator Recognised Venture Capital fund Artesian has recently published a study of the most active Startup Accelerators in Australia. We are delighted to announce that Slingshot sits at the top of the rankings at number 1 and has accelerated more Startups than any other company in Australia. We would…



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